Folded katana

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Garybee2602
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Folded katana

Post by Garybee2602 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:36 pm

Hi , I'm thinking of buying an Edocha folded katana to use in my Iaido class , can anyone tell me if these katana can be disassembled for cleaning etc

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Geordie Ross
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Re: Folded katana

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:44 pm

Yes, it can be disassembled, though I advise against it as the fittings may become loose. I also advise against using sharp strong steel for iaido. Use blunted alloys, or wooden blades.

The sword in question doesn't have a protected koiguchi (lip of the sheath) and repetitive drawing and sheathing will likely damage it.

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Re: Folded katana

Post by Garybee2602 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:35 pm

@geordie Ross , thanks mate , I use a shin ken for Iaido and have done now for about 15 years it's just that I like to be able to dismantle my swords for cleaning

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